February is one of those short months where nothing much happens—even when I have a deadline.
I got some feedback from an editor friend, he suggested I double up on some of the novels in the Femitokon series – which will knock the novel count to five, and increase the installment count once they’re serialized. I took his advice, because from a publisher standpoint, limiting the number of books I plan is always in their best interest—just in case the series never quite catches on. Concept and character art begin at the end of March—so this month I dedicate to revisions. Novels 2 and 3 are now one novel, and I’ve been able to rework the ending of 2, so that it doesn’t feel rushed. Combining novels 2 and 3 worked out for the best—I feel it’s made both stories, stronger. …I’m in creative limbo right now—nothing new written, other than scene cards and dialog, but they’ve taken a back seat to revisions.
So the Olympics, which I’m not watching this year, has put a serious damper on my TV watching. Thank you Amazon (and Amazon Prime) for putting a DVD rental store, in my smart-TV. I did notice though, that some companies are not making their films available for rent via streaming (looking at you Warner Bros); they need to stop that shit—no one wants to OWN a digital edition of Dark Knight Rises. Ownership usually entails going out and buying the Blue Ray, with all the cool extras and decorative packaging—streaming is about instant gratification—stop pulling the publishing worlds version of “let’s use the eBook market to replace our Hardcover market”, by making streaming viewers pay for a download they’ll likely never watch more than once.
Many of the shows I like are coming back. Vikings, Hannibal, and The Americans are a few I’m looking forward too, and once the Olympics is over, Justified, Psych, Elementary, Grimm, and Supernatural, return.